I had the pleasure of staying here with my husband in late September. we hadn't pre booked as we were touring around Florida without knowing for sure where we would stop and stay each night. The minute we arrived in Captiva we knew it was our kind of place, it's so chilled and laid back with an amazing atmosphere. After trying a few obvious places to stay, which were fully, booked we kind of stumbled on Jenson on the gulf. Imp so glad we did, as I never stay anywhere other then here when in Captiva.
We checked in, in their office on the bay side (5 min walk) the guys there were so helpful and friendly. We stayed in the main house in apartment 3. It was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated they stocked everything including beach towels. I loved how you could just grab a chair or lounger and take it (in just 20 short steps) to the beach.
Captiva is small so all the bars and restaurants are with walking distance, sunsets at the mucky duck are I believe obliquity when on the Island and very nice they are too.
The weather was amazing while we were here almost 30c every day. Its really worth making the effort to catch the sunrise at Jensen's pier on the bay side as its spectular and magical it's also a great place to see the manatees both in the morning and evening.
So in all we had a wonderful time on this beautiful island which was far more suited to my husband and I due to the fact we like to be able to walk to bars and restaurants, we were originally thinking of staying in Sanibel but it just didn’t have the village feel to it that Captiva dose, the resorts/hotels were much larger and it was feasible to walk to bars or restaurants.
Jensen's thank you for making our break so special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Captiva Island's only small resort directly on the beach. Romantic, intimate, laid-back, on your own peace. SW Florida, USA, beachfront resort on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy gentle surf lapping on our white shell strewn beach, swaying palms, and your loved ones from your front row seat to incredible sunsets that will take your breath away. Reserve one of our dramatic view suites or garden cottage suites and learn the secret of the best small Inn on Captiva! Walk to everything including Jensen's Historic Twin Palm Marina - Captiva Island's Boating & Fishing Headquarters. Join the generations who've returned to us over the last nearly 40 years the Jensens have preserved the natural beauty that stole their heart - True Captiva Island. PEACE - LOVE - CAPTIVA. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jensen`s `On The Gulf` Hotel Captiva Island
- Jensen's "On The Gulf" Captiva Island, Florida